[Grassroots-l] [support-gang] Change the World (FAST!)
sebastian at fuentelibre.org
Thu Feb 5 22:50:08 EST 2009
Hi "somebody" SJ,
What bothers me is that now you're saying there is no standard deal, no
transparent process to even do business with OLPC, what do I tell people
asking how to do deployments? "Get 100" was freakish enough.
We specifically asked, as per Yama's "pronunciamiento" that you so much
liked, for "a simple process for buying 1 or 200".
I will continue to thank whatever support we get from the contributor's
program, however that is not an answer for actual deployments, which is my
But then I guess you're happy selling to corrupt officials that keep your
shiny XOs in warehouses until Microsoft is ready to put Windows on them.
2009/2/6 Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org>
> Hi Sebastian,
> What specifically do you find upsetting? We are phasing out the
> current Change program for purchasing small numbers of machines, which
> was good for spurring discussion but was not widely used; and we are
> expanding support for contributors' projects of all sorts with free
> hardware -- for those who need hardware to plan their projects -- via
> the [[contributors]] program.
> As for 'against the community request' -- community involvement and
> guidance is requested more than ever for the contributors program, and
> I hope a group of people interested in making new projects successful
> takes an interest. I encourage you to bring new ideas up the next
> contributors meeting (tomorrow, 2pm, #olpc-groups), or on these lists.
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Sebastian Silva
> <sebastian at fuentelibre.org> wrote:
> > Dear Julia, Chuck, OLPC, somebody,
> > As a member of the grassroots movement and as a volunteer, for over two
> > years now, both programming, and on the ground, I find this decision of
> > appalling.
> > This action OLPC is taking is directly moving against the community
> > and so I must protest.
> > Actions is being taken for articulating the community further.
> > Please respond publically.
> > Sebastian
> > 2009/2/5 Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org>
> >> From: Julia Reynolds <julia at laptop.org>
> >> To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
> >> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 10:45:37 -0500
> >> Subject: Change the World
> >> Hello Gang,
> >> First and foremost, as a newcomer to the RT system it was truly amazing
> >> see the work the you all are doing. We thank you for all your
> >> Unfortunately, as some of you might have heard "Change the World" aka
> >> "Give a School" aka "Give 100, Give 1000" will cease to exist. We are
> >> waiting for the info to be taken off the main website (any second now).
> >> We are doing this in an effort to refocus back to large-scale
> >> that create change in a major way. We WILL honor all requests that we
> >> received prior to the info being taken off the website. So if you know
> >> anyone who is interested, tell them time is of the essence!!
> >> If you have any questions or concerns, I will do my best to address
> >> I just wanted to make sure you, as our first line of defense, were
> >> THANKS!!!!
> >> Julia
> >> --
> >> Julia Reynolds
> >> One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
> >> julia at laptop.org
> >> 617-452-5528
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